Multi-Award-Winning Psychological-Thriller Critically Acclaimed During Limited Theatrical Run & at Film Festivals Across the Country & Internationally
The urban psychological-thriller Boy Wonder â€“ already an underground cult hit that has garnered 13 awards and been critically acclaimed during a limited theatrical run and at film and pop culture festivals across the country â€“ now debuts on VOD (Oct. 28) and DVD (Nov. 8) from Inception Media Group.
In this riveting and gritty film, a young boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother during a Brooklyn car-jacking â€¦ leaving him to be raised by his alcoholic father (Bill Sage, HBOâ€™s Boardwalk Empire, Handsome Harry, 2010 Best Picture-nominee Precious, American Psycho, If Lucy Fell). Now a 17-year-old loner, Sean Donovan (Caleb Steinmeyer, HBOâ€™s True Blood, ABCâ€™s Lost) is relentlessly haunted by his past and obsessed with finding his motherâ€™s killer.
Drawn into a nocturnal urban underworld, Seanâ€™s consuming rage is vented one night, defending himself from a chaotic attack by a drug dealer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night.
Investigating a series of vigilante murders, hot-shot new homicide detective Teresa Ames (Zulay Henao, Fighting, S. Darko, Feel the Noise) â€“ broken by her own troubled life â€“ takes an interest in Sean and his case. Yet the closer Teresa gets, the more suspicious she becomes. Engaged in a twisting game of cat and mouse, Sean and Teresa become allies by day â€¦ and enemies by night.
But what is a real hero? Who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries between justice and vengeance blur, Seanâ€™s dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding.
Like a graphic novel you canâ€™t put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion.
Written and directed by Michael Morrissey, who makes his feature film debut, Boy Wonder also stars James Russo (Public Enemies, Extremities) and Tracy Middendorf (HBOâ€™s Boardwalk Empire, Mission Impossible III).
Boy Wonder, which marks the feature film debut of Morrissey, received accolades from critics during a limited theatrical release and won 13 awards at film festivals across the country, including:
Best Feature at the 2011 Crystal City International Film Festival (London); Best Feature at the 2011 Vail Film Festival; Best Feature at the 2011 Hardacre Film Festival; Gen-Next Film Award at the 2011 KahBang Music, Art & Film Festival; Best Feature Film and Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 2010 Sacramento Film Festival; Best Feature, Best Director (Morrissey) and Best Actor (Caleb Steinmeyer) at the 2010 Williamsburg International Film Festival; Best Feature and Best Actress (Zulay Henao) at the 2010 ThrillSpy International Thriller & Spy Film Festival; Best Feature Film at the 2010 Festivus Film Festival; and Best Editing (Ray Hubley & Doug Fitch) at the 2010 Rhode Island International Film Festival.
It was also an Official Selection of HBOâ€™s 2011 New York International Latino Film Festival; 2011 New York City International Film Festival; 2011 Sedona International Film Festival; 2011 Twin Cities Film Fest; 2011 Ruby Mountain Film Festival, 2011 Crystal Palace International Film Festival (London); 2011 Tacoma Film Festival; 2011 Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival; 2011 Hellâ€™s Half Mile Film & Music Festival; 2011 FirstGlance Film Festival; 2011 Titanic International Film Festival (Budapest); 2011 Fantaspoa International Film Festival (Brazil); 2010 Dallas Inernational Film Festival; 2010 Canada International Film Festival; and the 2010 Kansas City FilmFest.
Boy Wonder is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (2.40:1) and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Special features include â€śMaking Ofâ€ť Featurette.